Conversion of dmg files to ipsw file format

Apple distributes beta versions of iOS firmware in DMG disk images instead IPSW files. This fact can actually surprise some Windows users, because they need access to .ipsw files to upgrade their devices, and Windows does not register the DMG format.

Fortunately the solution is really simple and you do not need to convert anything. The IPSW file is found inside the DMG disk image, so you just need to extract it. This can be done in several programs for Windows, like for example the popular 7-zip file archiver.

Open DMG file    Open IPSW file